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The Right Path: How upgrading your office from XP yields bottom-line benefits

Time has run out for Windows XP support. But the good news is, upgrading to Windows 7 or 8 will be much better for your business in the long run.

Microsoft's rules, not Metro, killed Metro Firefox dead

Windows 8.1's tile- and touch-based UI is not in trouble, the engineer who led the Metro Firefox development argues.

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Windows leaker Wzor vanishes after feds arrest Microsoft mole

Noted Russian leak website disappears, Twitter account vanishes the day after a Russian national was accused of sharing Microsoft trade secrets

Mozilla kills Firefox browser for Windows 8 Metro

Shipping a final version of Firefox for Windows 8's "Metro" environment "would be a mistake," the vice president of Firefox concludes, because of the tiny number of users.

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Nook's Windows apps halted for mysterious 'Microsoft Consumer Reader'

Buh-bye Nook, hello Nook content in a Microsoft-made native app?

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StageLight 1.3 Review: Groundbreaking GarageBand competitor for the PC

Ultra-affordable DAW app offers a lot of beat for the buck, but pro users may find it a tease.

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Lenovo Miix 2 8 review: A fast tablet that's short on features

Aside from its speed and long battery life, little about this 8-inch device sets it apart from its strong competition.

How to play DVDs and Blu-ray discs in Windows 8

Unlike Windows 7 and its other predecessors, Windows 8 won't play DVDs natively. Fortunately, there are low-cost ways around the problem.

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Yes, Microsoft will use a popup to push users off of Windows XP

Believe it or not, this will be a legitimate message from Microsoft. Although we can't blame you if you don't click.

How to boost SMB productivity with Windows 7 and 8

Whether you've already upgraded from XP or you're still preparing to, your business can reap some solid benefits from Windows 7 and 8 by following some simple procedures. Here's how.